The following are links to the cooling centers in our three member counties IN CASE you or someone you know does not have AC, faces power outages, etc.
• San Diego County Cooling Centers
• Riverside County Cooling Centers
• Imperial County Cooling Centers
California has also worked closely with utility service providers to guarantee strong consumer protections to keep your gas and electricity running as we continue to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Qualifying residents can also receive assistance on paying utility bills, upgrading to an energy efficient residence, and securing medical assistance for special needs.
Learn more at FlexAlert.org
Here are a few actions you can take at home:
• Over-cool your home overnight and in the morning in order to stay cool all day.
• Set your thermostat at 78° or higher from 3 to 9 p.m.
• Postpone using major appliances like the oven, dishwasher and clothes washer until cooler times of the day.
• Turn your water heater down to 120° or the "normal" setting.
• Keep windows and doors closed to prevent the loss of cooled air.
• Unplug phone chargers, power strips (those without a switch) and other equipment.
PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF (PSPS)
- The California State Warning Center receives notification from SDG&E of any potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) which may impact San Diego County.
- Be Alert! Extreme fire conditions may lead to execution of a PSPS.
- Due to the possibility of an extended power shutoff to your facility, check generator fuel supplies, and/or plans for obtaining more fuel or evacuating if necessary.
- If the PSPS program is in effect and causes the power to go out in your facility, this triggers an “unusual event” as defined in the Public Health and Medical Emergency Operations Manual and response protocol.
- Report any outages related to the PSPS to the L&C District Office and to the local Medical and Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC).
- AFL 20-59 - Public Safety Power Shutoff Power Outage Reporting, reminds facilities that licensing regulations require facilities to report the unusual occurrence of a PSPS event to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Center for Health Care Quality (CHCQ) Licensing and Certification (L&C) Program. AFL 20-59: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/Pages/AFL-20-59.aspx
To register for updates to PSPS future events please visit the links below or call the appropriate utility company contact:
Southern California Edison- https://www.sce.com/safety/wildfire/psps or call 1-800-990-7788 or your assigned SCE Account Manager
- Pacific Gas and Electric Company- https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/your-account/account-management/manage-your-account/alerts-and-notifications/update-your-contact-information.page?WT.mc_id=Vanity_mywildfirealerts or call 1-866-743-6589
- San Diego Gas & Electric- https://www.sdge.com/our-commitment-wildfire-safety or call 1-800-411-7343
- Liberty Utilities- https://california.libertyutilities.com/walker/residential/my-account/my-bill/my-profile.html#navbar-my-account-main-residential or call 1-800-782-2506
- Pacificorp- https://www.pacificpower.net/outages-safety/wildfire-safety/public-safety-power-shutoff.html or call 1-888-221-7070
- Bear Valley Electric Service, Inc.-https://www.bvesinc.com/safety/public-safety-power-shutoff/ or call 800-808-2837